Thomas Viloteau

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Thomas Viloteau (born 1985) is a French classical guitarist.

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Life and career

Viloteau began his studies at the age of 12 in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône in southern France. From 1998, Viloteau continued his studies at the Escuela de Música Juan Pedro Carrero in Barcelona, Spain. Here he studied under Maité Rubio while taking additional master classes with Álvaro Pierri. In 2000, Viloteau entered the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Barcelona where he studied with Joan Furio. Returning to France in 2001, Viloteau entered the École Normale Supérieure in Paris after receiving the Fondation Zigmund Zaleski Scholarship. Here he studied under the guidance of Alberto Ponce and graduated in 2004 with a Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste. Remaining in Paris, Viloteau entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 2004, where he studied with Roland Dyens and worked privately with Judicaël Perroy. In 2009, Viloteau received the Milton Salkin Scholarship Fund to attend the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he graduated with a Professional Studies Diploma after studying with professor Marc Teicholz for a year. After living in New York City and London, he graduated in 2012 with a master's degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Arizona in Tucson, as a Teaching Assistant for Tom Patterson. In Arizona he was able to commission the Suite Brasileira 3 by Sergio Assad after winning a grant from the Northern Trust/Piper Enrichment Award in Phoenix. After spending a year in Montreal studying film scoring at the University of Montréal, he moved to Rochester, NY in 2014 to complete a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Nicholas Goluses, with a minor in early music studying baroque performance practice with Paul O'Dette. While a student at Eastman, he was the first guitarist ever to be awarded the Arthur W. Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association in Boston, and in 2017 he was selected to be an artist in residence for the American Public Media radio show Performance Today.

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône Commune in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, France

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.

Barcelona City and municipality in Catalonia

Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high.

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Publications

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Competitions

Thomas Viloteau has competed and placed first in several international guitar competitions: [1]

Salou Guitar Competition (2000)
Segovia International Competition in Linares, Spain (2005)
International Tárrega Guitar Competition (2012)
Antony Competition(2005)
Mottola Competition (2006)
Guitar Foundation of America (2006).

Performances

Along with his education and competitions, Viloteau has performed as a soloist in Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Germany and Taiwan. In 2007, Viloteau toured for seven months in the United States, Canada and Mexico, where he played and taught numerous concerts and masterclasses. His biggest venue in the United States was the Kennedy Center, when he was chosen to represent the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2009.

Italy European country

Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in Southern Europe, and it is sometimes considered as part of Western Europe. The country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member state of the European Union.

Spain Kingdom in Southwest Europe

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a European country located in Southwestern Europe with some pockets of Spanish territory across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.5 million have a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

Recordings

In addition to a number of performance and instructional videos, Viloteau has recorded the following CDs and DVD.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thomas Viloteau, 1st Prize Winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition". Columbus Arts. Greater Columbus Arts Council. 2009-11-07. Retrieved 2010-01-02..